The Division of Endocrinology of West China Hospital was founded in the 1950’s. It is one of the oldest Endocrinologic divisions in China. Today it is one of the most advanced and top Endocrinology divisions in China. It is the Focal Point Scientific Subject of Sichuan Province. There are many well-known teachers in this division, such as professor Jin-Zhong Liang, Cun-Hong Zhang, Xiu-Jun Li, and Shang-Ping Deng.
The Division of Endocrinology has a faculty of 21 physicians, including 9 professors, 8 associated professors, and 3 attending doctors. The Endocrinology Division is a postdoctoral station and educated many masters and PhD students. Nowadays nearly 50 masters and PhD students have graduated from this division and nearly 40 masters and PhD students are studying and working here.
The Division of Endocrinology has 84 beds. It also has several different clinics in the outpatient department, including clinic of Diabetes Mellitus, Osteoporosis, Obesity and hyperthyroidism. 17 professors and associated professors work in outpatient clinic. 2 to 3 professors work in clinic each day. They are all very skillful in the diagnosis and treatment of Endocrinologic and metabolic diseases, especially on Diabetes Mellitus, dyslipidemia, metabolic bone diseases, disorders of thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pituitary. The patient number of the clinic reaches to 50,000 per year.
In recent years, the Division of Endocrinology has established several treatment and education centers, including Education Center for Diabetes Mellitus, Education Center for Osteoporosis, and Treatment Center for Diabetic Foot. These centers has improved the diagnosis and treatment level of the division and also gained numerous praises from patients. The Division of Endocrinology owns a laboratory in which many advanced scientific researches and clinical investigations are undergoing.